Harvest Software


 

Harvest is a web-based time tracking tool for businesses of all sizes. The solution provides various invoicing and timesheet features that are useful for small businesses and even freelancers.

Harvest offers one-click time entry for timesheets. The software solution allows users to access and track time anywhere, either on a desktop widget, mobile device, Mac, PC and also via Gmail and Twitter.

In Harvest, users can manage and approve timesheets, and the system automatically sends reminders to employees to submit their individual timesheets.

Harvest allows users to punch in and out of through widgets for Yahoo, Windows 7/Vista and Mac Dashboard. It also lets users create and integrate invoices, including project details, expenses and hours.

 

Harvest - Project lifespan
 
  • Harvest - Project lifespan
    Project lifespan
  • Harvest - Reports
    Reports
  • Harvest - Tasks
    Tasks
  • Harvest - Timesheets
    Timesheets
  • Harvest - Monthly tasks
    Monthly tasks
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Cara from LandDev Consulting

August 2017

August 2017

Makes tracking time and expenses a breeze!

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Time tracking is super easy for employees. I love the expenses feature as well. The phone app makes it so easy to add an expense, take a photo of the receipt and submit it for reimbursement. No need to mess with scanning, cropping and uploading images!

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I love the simplicity of Harvest. There aren't a lot of frills and unnecessary bells and whistles. You track your time, apply it to a project and that's pretty much it.

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I really haven't found anything that I don't like about it thus far and I've been using it for over 4 months.

Source: Capterra
 

David from ShipFaster
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

A daily seamless experience

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Tracking hours on projects and clients became more seamless.

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The macOS desktop app (which sits in the menu bar) makes it seemless when switching clients and projects.

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The isn't anything on TryHarvest that I can of that I'd want improved as the current features are well thought out.

Source: Capterra
 

Dave from MPW Marketing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Our company has used harvest for the last 5 years and love it!

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Easy time tracking for clients and billing.

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The ease of use. It is very easy to navigate through and track project time to bill our clients. It is also very easy to pull reports to track hourly rates for clients and see how we are year over year. The software makes it easy to track employee time as well and allow us to keep an eye on who is not submitting time sheets properly to ensure accurate billing and time tracking for client profitability.

Cons

When looking up a specific client and adding someone to a certain project it automatically redirects you from the client listings, were are frustrating. Each time you edit one project you have to click projects to bring you back to the listings of every client and it is time consuming and i feel like there could be a much easier way to do this that is less time consuming.

Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Brockwell IT Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great for timekeeping, estimating and invoicing for a small service or product based business.

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I was able to easily track the time associated with projects and invoice based on those times. It was helpful to have that information not only for the project while it was inaction, but also for archival purposes to be able to estimate future projects. We had several users that contributed to the projects so it was a good tool to see how the project had progressed.

Pros

I like that it is simple to get started and easy to use. It is so easy, you have to put very little effort into getting started. Billing is straight forward, making estimates is a breeze and the customer service has always been top notch and responsive.

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It is not for project planning, which is something that I think would be very beneficial. Especially for a services based company, I would like to see the ability to create a simple project with associates time lines, budgets and deadlines. They introduced a partner product but it wasn't as intuitive as the time keeping.

Source: Capterra
 

Pamela from CREATE Buzz
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Invoicing made easy

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Ease in writing estimates and converting them into invoices.

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I like that I can create an estimate, turn it into an invoice, it synchs with QuickBooks and everything is just easy.

Cons

I wish it had the ability to do a partial payment request. Maybe it does and I just can't figure it out, but basically if my consulting clients are paying 50% up front and 50% upon completion, I would like the functionality to do so.

Source: Capterra
 

Ruth from Glasshat
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Easy to track time spent working on a client

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Efficient time tracking that doesn't take much time out of your day and clear visibility on where you are spending your time.

Pros

The chrome extension makes this really easy to track the time you spend working on a particular client. With the click of a button you can select the client you are working on via a dropdown menu and you just hit 'start timer'. When you stop the timer you can also add in some extra details that are great when you're trying to report back on where your time has been spent.

When you log into the desktop version you can view week by week and day by day. You also have access to a dashboard which visually represents where you spent your time.

Cons

Sometimes you leave the timer running - it's really easy to forget that it's running in the background. You don't get a notification until the next morning and so I often have to log back in to correct my time logged.

Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Agosto

April 2017

April 2017

Great app - could be a little better

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Our entire team relies on Harvest to track time on a number of active projects and tasks. The application is very easy to use from both the administrator standpoint (add users, projects, and tasks) and equally simple to use from the end-user perspective. I really would like to see stronger reporting, exports, and API integration. The app continues to grow so I suspect new features are always on the way!

Source: Capterra
 

Josh from The Status Bureau
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Up and Running in no time

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We've been using Harvest for some time for the business. I recommend it for small businesses. The reporting features are a bit behind others, but if you're interested in team time tracking and getting estimates and invoices out the door quickly it's a great tool.

Cons

Reporting. There's not a ton of reporting features.

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from SOTI

April 2017

April 2017

Netflix is great

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Great.the o/s is very smooth and they update the content on a regular basis. My kids love that they can watch it from any device.

Source: Capterra
 

Dave from MPW Marketing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Harvest Time Tracking

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We use this company wide for 16 employees and it works great. We have been using the software for several years now and helps us improve efficiencies and manage profitability for our clients.

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Ease of use

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The ability to add new projects and toggling back and forth from screens for reporting is a pain and not the easiest method. I think this website feature could be tweaked.

Source: Capterra
 

Caitlin from IT Services Provider
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Simple time tracking tool - good UX, but no bells and whistles

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Pros: Harvest is a very simple time sheet tool for project time reporting. Good performance, good user experience, easy to use.

Cons: Harvest has poor reporting capabilities - you cannot see Margin for a project in the reporting. This is a basic functionality of time tracking for project management. When I asked Harvest about this, the customer service agent responded "Unfortunately, there isn't currently a way in Harvest to measure profit margins on projects. I'm sorry about that! While we don't have any plans to add profitability reporting right now, it is a common request we hear"

This makes our company often question the business value of Harvest and the future of Harvest's product. I challenge Harvest's Product Management team to go back to the basics of Product Management and seriously consider features that are "common requests" from your customers AND easy to implement with the data that you already have.

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Asemio

January 2017

January 2017

Small business invoicing / time tracking

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Hands down this is the best invoicing and time tracking tool I've used.
It sync with Quickbooks and is very easy and intuitive to use!

Source: Capterra
 

Kelli from AVG

January 2017

January 2017

Harvest for Time Tracking!

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Harvest is super easy to use, can set up multiple projects with time or $ cap! Easy to review, edit, automate reminders!

Source: Capterra
 

Kelsea from Star Essence

January 2017

January 2017

As an self employed consultant, this is my favorite software!

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It's literally the best. It makes time tracking, invoicing and income reports THE EASIEST. It also makes managing a team and payroll hours a breeze. I think it's a tad on the expensive side for teams but it's definitely worth it for individuals.

Source: Capterra
 

José from 40Q
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very easy to use

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Harvest App is a must on our workflow. It's very easy to use and provides a good UI. The only con I would mention is pricing, which seems a little expensive per user basis.

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Ease of use
Simple UI

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Price

Source: Capterra
 

Gary from Terrain Studio

December 2016

December 2016

Missing basic accounting methods and doesn't account for basic business practices

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Imagine you just gave one of your employees a raise. This effectively changes the cost of your employee, as well as the billable rate. In Harvest, once you change the cost, that change also effects all the historical data costs for that employee, thus throwing off all your historical data cost reports. (why the heck would it do that? how the heck do you know what your true costs are for tax purposes if all the historical data is updated too?) After you change the cost, you now need to change the billable rate too,..but wait!...not so easy. Harvest can't handle this basic accounting function either. You essentially have to duplicate your project, adjust the persons billable costs in the duplicate project, and then archive the old project,...meaning you now have 2 project codes for one job. Now imagine if you give several of your employees a raise every year(at different times within the year) and they also work on more than one project at a time,..you could essentially generate 100's of duplicate project codes, for one job. Either I am being fed bad customer support or this software is missing key features that any normal business will need for proper accounting. It frustrates the heck out of me to have this goofy work around!! :( Harvest,..if you are paying attention....update your software to accommodate employee cost and billable rate changes accurately, with an EFFECTIVE DATE and with some sense of simplicity. This forces a ton of manual work that Harvest can't calculate

Source: Capterra
 

Katy from Accelity Marketing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Harvest for Time Tracking

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Harvest is a great way to easily track hours. You can update and change any items that might need it and you are able to add different options for "what" you are tracking time under.

Pros

I love that I can integrate my Harvest account and Trello. That way I don't have to have as many different tabs open at one time. I also like that it is easy to make any edit you might need to. I love the timer and how easy it is to keep an eye on project budgets!

Cons

We track everything that we do during the day in Harvest. That can get to be a little tedious in making sure everything is correct since there is no way to organize the items outside of the time the timer was started.

Advice to Others

Harvest is a great tool to use for tracking hours.

Source: GetApp
 

Ellie from Helix Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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We use Harvest as our time tracking tool. It was great because it was very easy to use. Simple to learn, no training needed, and easy to access. There is an app so you can track your time on the go.

Although, you could only track your time down to one, maybe two levels, so if we wanted to track our time to as more granular level we couldn't.

You can white label it with your own logo so it looks company branded as well.

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It was great because it was very easy to use. Simple to learn, no training needed, and easy to access.
There is an app so you can track your time on the go.
You can white label it with your own logo so it looks company branded.

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You can only track your time down to one, maybe two levels, so if we wanted to track our time to as more granular level we couldn't.

Source: Capterra
 

Rob from Conversion.com

December 2016

December 2016

Great for agency work

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We use Harvest to track time against our client and internal work. Easy to use and customise for your particular use case. Includes good reporting and team management features.

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Super easy to use!

Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Loginnove
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Good time tracking system

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It's a good tracking system for invoice purpose. It's missing some feature for project management. Some new feature is added lately I didn't try yet. Maybe it gives the team follow up needed.

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Mobile apps
Invoice report

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Project management report

Source: Capterra